Sure enough, Smokey had her twins while I was teaching up in Grand Marais. They are already a month old and still very black.
She delivered without any problems, thankfully. My son, Matt, did a great job getting them settled in. Thanks to my neighbor, Denise, who came over and made sure all the lambing protocols were followed: jug the family; clip (the cords), dip (the navels in iodine), and strip (the wax plus from the teats); and some Karo syrup water and good hay for the new mom.
We got 16 big rounds in the barn yesterday. It feels good. We're hoping to get another ten. Then we will be good for a whole year.
I taught a couple more felted fleeces classes. One at North House Folk School in July and one at the American Swedish Institute last weekend. So fun!
What a nice town and what a great class!
Sid fished for trout while I was in class. They were delicious with some locally grown corn on the cob.
I just found out that I've been accepted to the American Swedish Institute's Julmarknad again this year! I'll be sharing a booth with my potter friend, Sue Flanders. It's time get started on my felted Tomtes!